homogenize

[ huh-moj-uh-nahyz, hoh- ]
/ həˈmɒdʒ əˌnaɪz, hoʊ- /

verb (used with object), ho·mog·e·nized, ho·mog·e·niz·ing.

to form by blending unlike elements; make homogeneous.
to prepare an emulsion, as by reducing the size of the fat globules in (milk or cream) in order to distribute them equally throughout.
to make uniform or similar, as in composition or function: to homogenize school systems.
Metallurgy. to subject (metal) to high temperature to ensure uniform diffusion of components.

verb (used without object), ho·mog·e·nized, ho·mog·e·niz·ing.

to become homogenized.

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Also especially British, ho·mog·e·nise.

Origin of homogenize

First recorded in 1885–90; homogen(eous) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM homogenize

ho·mog·e·ni·za·tion, nounho·mog·e·niz·er, nouno·ver·ho·mog·e·nize, verb (used with object), o·ver·ho·mog·e·nized, o·ver·ho·mog·e·niz·ing.un·ho·mog·e·nized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for homogenizing

homogenize

homogenise

/ (hɒˈmɒdʒɪˌnaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to break up the fat globules in (milk or cream) so that they are evenly distributed
to make or become homogeneous

Derived forms of homogenize

homogenization or homogenisation, nounhomogenizer or homogeniser, noun
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